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Downtown Halifax
1.1 km from Halifax Public Gardens
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Gahan Nova Centre has a little something for everyone. Experience the beer. Experience the food. Experience the culture. Come experince Gahan.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Brew Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With the state of the world it's nice to find a place as welcoming as the Gahan House was able to be. We ordered on line; a simple process that even gives an estimated time for preparation. We decided to pick up our meal and...were astounded at the simple beauty of this new location. It was a sort of rustic elegance that was welcoming while being dignified. I look forward to eating in if the take out service is any measure of the efficiency and effectiveness of the wait staff. We were able to have take out adult beverages with our meal which only highlighted the experience. I really recommend the fish and chips. In a city known for sea food, this is a stand out from the rest.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed September 21, 2020 via mobile

Our group of 10 went here last night for supper. Although I must admit I was a little sceptical at first with their limited menu it turned out great for all of us. I had the fried chicken sandwich and it was great. Everyone else...enjoyed their food as well. Appetizers were excellent as well. I also for the first time tried one of the craft beers actually 2 the Sir John A and they were very good. Smooth with a hint of honey. Very clean excellent place for dinner and drinks. Our male waiter was excellent as well. Not sure of his name but quite tall with dark hair. He looked after our table very well. I would highly recommend this place to eat or just to try one of their many craft beers.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Gahanhouse, Marketing at Gahan House, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2020

Hi Gerard, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! I will be sure to pass this on to the rest of the team. We are thrilled to hear you and your party enjoyed your experience at Gahan Nova and we...More

Reviewed September 9, 2020 via mobile

Love this place! I come here almost every weekend. Great atmosphere and good service. They have the one of the best Caesars in Halifax.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Gahanhouse, Marketing at Gahan House, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2020

Hi Laura, Thank you so much for your review and for your support! We appreciate our guests so much, especially our regulars. Can't wait to see you again soon. We'll always have a Caesar ready for you! Gahan House Guest Services

Reviewed August 8, 2020

We had a great evening out with some friends. The atmosphere was nice, location is perfect for an evening downtown, and the staff were friendly. We were a party of four, who all ordered different items and all cleaned our plates. I had the fish...tacos with sweet potato fries and would highly recommend it. I am a bit of a French fry fanatic and these were some of the best sweet potato fries I have ever eaten!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Gahanhouse, Marketing at Gahan House, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2020

Hi Peggie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate hearing from our guests! We're so happy to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your experience (and your meals-- especially the fries!). Thanks again and we hope...More

Reviewed July 25, 2020 via mobile

Awesome food and beer. Will visit anytime! Love the food and the drink! Would recommend the nachos and the calamari.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Gahanhouse, Marketing at Gahan House, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2020

Hi Christina, Thanks so much for your review! So glad you enjoyed your experience (and the nachos and calamari!). Can't wait to see you again soon! Gahan House Guest Services

Reviewed July 9, 2020 via mobile

Nice downtown location. The outdoor seating area is covered, so no rain and likely no sun either. The interior is quite nice. Good waitstaff. Covid-19: Not sure why they are not wearing a mask while serving. The fish and chip are good. The deep fried...mars bar dessert is crazy good. Enough for two.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Gahanhouse, Marketing at Gahan House, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2020

Hi nwaynesworld, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate hearing from out guests as it helps us continue to learn and improve! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience. We want to let you know that masks...More

Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

This place a has a really big seating area and bar. The menu is extensive and the service is good. I only had one drink and one plate but had three people come check on me during my visit. They are definitely making a great...effort. I had a baked Brie and it was heavenly delicious, the blueberry reduction was perfect with it. Served in a hot pan it stated hot keeping it enjoyable to the last bite. That may not be as important if you have it with friends but on my own I needed it kept warmer longer, it’s very filling. I will definitely come check the rest of the menu items that caught my eye another time.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Gahanhouse, General Manager at Gahan House, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

HI Tanya, Thanks so much for sharing! We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience and your meal, and we hope to see you again very soon! Thanks again, Gahan House Guest Services

Reviewed March 6, 2020

Tried new location the the a Trade Centre with a group of friends and it was nice inside, but food was just OK. I’m celiac, so it’s nice they have a Gluten free menu with fairly reasonable choices. I had the Pork Loin and it...comes in a hot cast iron pan. Plenty hot, but the meat was a little overcooked and tough. Veggies were fine but also a little overdone. GF Coffee Cake was a nice offering, but dense and on the dry side (should not be if the kitchen knows about GF cooking). Others in our party seemed to enjoy their meals (e.g. Beet Salad, Fish and Chips). Service was good and wait staff was attentive. Was busy and quite noisy, so be prepared to raise your voice if you’re looking to carry on a conversation in a group. Overall, it was OK but would probably choose other options for a pub quality meal instead of a repeat visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Gahanhouse, General Manager at Gahan House, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Hi SF902Canada, Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We always appreciate hearing from our guests as it helps us continue to learn and improve! I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the rest of the team. Thanks again, Gahan House Guest...More

Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

Service was sub par, food was just terrible, steaks were cold, overdone, fries were cold and way over seasoned, and the desserts- very disappointing, you would think with a new space they can come up with something better than the food menu they have, I...would not recommend this place to anyone!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Gahanhouse, General Manager at Gahan House, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Hi Jeff, Thank you so much for sharing you experience and feedback. We always appreciate hearing from our guests as it helps us continue to learn and improve. It certainly sounds like your experience did not meet the premium standards we pride ourselves on, and...More

Reviewed January 22, 2020 via mobile

We love the Gahan House in PEI and the old waterfront location in Halifax. Were excited to try this new location.We walked by it in December,when it was decorated for the holidays-it was warm and inviting.Unfortunately we didn't have time to go in. The decor...is very nice and suits large groups and couples out for a date night.I really liked the way it is set out. The food is as good as it was before.The bar service is quick and friendly. It faces the inside of the Conference centre walkway,with all the big screens and lights...at par with similar places in other big cities. Very impressive for Halifax! We will be back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Gahanhouse, General Manager at Gahan House, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2020

Hi Landrys05! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience and feedback on our new location. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again soon! - Gahan House Guest Services

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